Candy13106
  • Candy13106
a carpenter has a wooden dowel that is 72 cm long. she wants to cut it into 2 pieces so that one is 5 times as long as the other. what are the lentghs of the two pieces?
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SolomonZelman
  • SolomonZelman
well, lets call these pieces a and b. So, we get: 72 = a + b Now, we want one piece be 5 times longer than the other, that is: a=5b ------------------------------- your system of equations is: 72=a+b a=5b solve for a and b pliz.
Candy13106
  • Candy13106
36
Candy13106
  • Candy13106
@SolomonZelman

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anonymous
  • anonymous
yes you are right
Candy13106
  • Candy13106
ok r u sure
anonymous
  • anonymous
im positive lol look at my serious face -_- lol
SolomonZelman
  • SolomonZelman
36 for what?
Candy13106
  • Candy13106
a and b
SolomonZelman
  • SolomonZelman
a+b=36?
Candy13106
  • Candy13106
yea idk
anonymous
  • anonymous
how is it not 36 my calculation were on point
SolomonZelman
  • SolomonZelman
You needed to find a and b (separately). I helped you model a system of equations to do this. 72=a+b a=5b
SolomonZelman
  • SolomonZelman
can you tell me the value of a individually, and the value of b individually?
Candy13106
  • Candy13106
its 36 for a seperatly and 36 for b

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